The Organ
The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal
Registered Charity No.:285222, London N22 7AY
Sunday 10th July 2005, 3:00pm

Colin Andrews & Janette Fishell

Greenville, North Carolina

Colin Andrews

Colin made his debut at the age of eighteen. Born in Bristol, he initially studied with Garth Benson at St. Mary, Redcliffe. He entered the Royal Academy of Music and studied under Douglas Hawkridge and Margaret McDonald. Later he moved to Geneva and was a student of Lionel Rogg. On his return to Britain he studied with Dame Gillian Weir. He has been the recipient of many awards and was a prizewinner at both the 1980 and 1982 Dublin International Organ Competitions. As a recitalist, he has travelled widely, performing both as a soloist and in solo / duo combinations with his wife, the American organist Janette Fishell. He has performed at a number of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Royal Festival Hall; King’s College, Cambridge; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; the Cultural Centre, Hong Kong; the Moscow Conservatoire, and leading concert halls and cathedrals throughout out the world. Compact discs are available on Priory and Zig Zag labels and his many broadcasts include twenty for the BBC. Colin is currently Organist/Choirmaster at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA, his country of residence.

Janette Fishell

Janette holds degrees in organ performance from Indiana and Northwestern Universities. Her teachers include Anita Werling, Clyde Holloway, Wilma Jensen, Richard Enright and Wolfgang Rubsam. Dr. Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert venues and is the author of numerous articles and a recnt book on service playing published by Abingdon Press. She is widely recognised as a leading authority on the organ music of Petr Eben, whose music, together with that of Bach, feature on her numerous CD recordings. These include recordings of duets with Colin Andrews. She is a frequent adjudicator. Dr. Fishell is Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. She is also Organist/Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church , Greenville, North Carolina.


  1. Duet: Procession of the Sardar (from Caucasian Sketches, Op. 10) ~ Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859 – 1935)

  2. Colin Andrews:
    i) Variations de Concert ~ Joseph Bonnet (1844 – 1944)
    ii) Introduction & Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. ~ Ferencz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

  3. Duets:
    i) The Russian Sailor’s Dance (from the ballet The Red Poppy ~ Reinhold Gliere (1875 – 1956)
    ii) Mars, the bringer of war; Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity (from The Planets) ~ Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934)

  4. Janette Fishell:
    i) Those Americans, ii) At the ballet, iii) Everyone Dance
    from Five Dances ~ Calvin Hampton (1938 – 1984)

  5. Duet:
    Bacchanale (from Samson & Delilah) ~ Camille Saint-Saens (1835 – 1921)

  6. Duets transcribed by Janette Fishell.

Interval: to be announced


The Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be selling copies of “The Finest Concert Organ in Europe” at £2.00 and “Alexandra Palace & People” by Fred Clarke at £2.00.

The Friends of the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal will be providing opportunities to check the addresses of all Friends and to take the names of all those who wish to join.

The Cinema Organ Society will be selling CD’s, Cassettes and sheet music. Jean Perkins will be pleased to speak with you.